is considered as the symbol for all splendor and glory of the
spirit. Lights stands for truth, order, reality, goodness, beauty,
intelligence, wisdom, bliss and immortality. Therefore the sun
is light and life. A small part of light of the sun is producing
life and energy of all beings. The sun is 1.3 million times
bigger than the earth. Sunlight coming to earth represents only
about one part in 200 crore of the total amount of energy radiating
from the sun, Out of this, 30 % merges in the atmosphere without
reaching the earth and only about 1% of the electromagnetic
spectrum is thought to be perceived by the eye. Yet this is
sufficient to supply our planet with about 4.69 million horsepower
per square mile. It is vividly described in the 'Taaitryee Araanyyak'
how Surya ruling our bodies. Surya is the fountain source of
strength and vitality, light and effulgence and so. He naturally
rules our heart, spine and constitutions of human body. He causes
all respiration and controlling sensory and motor organs and
breath. The Sun generates 'Vital force' or 'Prana shakti' contains
five sub vital airs known as 'Panch prana' which is inherent
in every limb, muscle etc. Our lives, health and well-being
are truly dependent upon the Sun.
Namaskar is also known as Surya Yog Surya Yog, combination of
two Sanskrit words Surya and Yog, where 'Surya' means 'Sun'
and 'yog' means 'to yoke' or together which literally means
to amalgamate with the sun - become one. Sunlight has great
therapeutic value. The importance of Sun was realized very early
by the ancient civilizations. It was given the status of a God
and worshipped from time immemorial. Surya Yog is an energetic,
dynamic and rejuvenating style of yog based on a unique series
of Sun Salutations. One can balance and organize chemical, bio-electric,
and bio-magnetic powers in the body by practicing Surya Yog.
Surya Yog helps in revitalize energy and negates illnesses of
the mind and body. It is a blend of yog, naad (sound), Rishi
Gyan and Buddh stage (silence). The best time to practice Surya
Yog is at sunrise or sunset when the harmful ultra-violet rays
are not present. Daily practicing of Surya Yog will balance
the five elements in the body. Surya is wami, is the founder
of the Surya Yog.
Surya Yog, according to him, is done in nine steps, and when
perfected can activate the body chakras or power points, opening
up the path to self-realisation. The photons from the sun can
help smoothen and enlighten the body, prana, mind and soul to
come together in a straight line. The omnipotent Surya's presence
can change, arrange, reduce, remove imbalances and organize
the chemical, bio-chemical, bio-electrical and bio-magnetic
powers in living beings.